The Economics of Happiness (film)

Have you seen this film? I watched it a while back to see if it is suitable as a Transition film. It is all about the evils of globalisation including climate change, economic insecurity , misuse of resources and species extinction - as well as the personal costs such as stress and depression - and the benefits of localisation. The developed world is contrasted with traditional communities as in Tibet, where everyone is much happier and healthier -  I think it has some major rose colour spectacles on but none the less a lot of it is very true and relevant today.  So I said it would be great to show but only if we had a good discussion afterwards - well we've got a showing at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on Tuesday 7th Feb at 18.45pm  to be folllowed by a Q&A with Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics. It will be interesting to see what he thinks about the issues raised in the film, and where the optimal road lies going forward.

If you want to come you need to book at the Arts Picturehouse box office. There's more about the film and a trail  here:

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